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CONFIRMED: Changes to 2018 Disney Dining Plans including Specialty Drinks

As we previously reported, rumors were swirling that alcoholic and other specialty beverages such as smoothies and milkshakes were going to be available with this year’s Dining Plans. Today, per the Walt Disney World website, we can officially confirm that those drinks will be an option to order with your meal. It also appears that dining plan rates have slightly increased.

Beverage Changes

Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the following beverage options with their Dining Plan meal:

  • Artisanal milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium hot chocolate
  • Soda, coffee, or tea

Guests 21 and over will be able to chose the following to enjoy with their Dining Plan Meal:

  • Beer or cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed drinks and specialty cocktails such as a Rum and Coke

speciality beverages

These specialty beverages will be available with quick service and table service meals.

Price Changes

Per the Disney website, prices for 2018 Disney Dining Plans have had a slight price increase. As of right now, we know what the new prices will be for adults on the dining plan.

                                   2018                   2017

Quick Service           $52.49                  $48.19

Disney Dining          $75.49                  $69.35

Disney Deluxe         $116.24                 $106.68

These prices are per adult/per day.

Are you a Dining Plan fan? Let us know!

Kungaloosh and Other Pleasure Island Beverages Coming to Disney Springs

If you’re among the legions who deeply miss the Adventurer’s Club, you will soon have a way to get a taste of it back. Wdwnt.com reports that Dockside Margaritas — located in the Marketplace of Disney Springs — will soon be serving a few signature drinks from the Pleasure Island days… and we were able to confirm this news directly with Dockside Margaritas!

Look for back-in-the-day drinks to include the Adventurer’s Club Kungaloosh and the non-alcoholic Emil’s Strawberry Colada.

You can also look for other Pleasure Island club drinks to be featured on a rotating weekly basis, including the Bell Bottom, Techn-O, and Thriller from 8-Trax, Hoopla from Mannequins, and Punch Line from Comedy Warehouse, among others. (And if the Leisure Suit comes back, I’m moving in.)

Leisure Suite Drink Recipe

Leisure Suite Drink Recipe

Even better, these specialty drinks may be featured with a $9 price tag as part of a #ThrowbackThursday promo (non-alcoholic options will be priced at $5) from June 29th through September 28th.

Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs Marketplace

Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs Marketplace

You may also see the drinks available on other days of the week… just not with the Thursdays-only $9 price tag. In fact, the Bartender we spoke with believes that the beverages maaaay appear at Dockside Margaritas as early as this weekend (though she could not confirm 100%). In any case, they’re on the way!

So, raise a glass…  and “KUNGALOOSH!”

Top 10 Burgers to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Luckily, there are dozens of delicious, juicy burgers to be found across Walt Disney World Resort! I’ve rounded up the top ten burgers – perfect for treating Dad this Father’s Day.

D-Luxe Burger Southern BurgerSouthern Burger, D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs

A D-Luxe Burger Signature beef blend (brisket, angus, chuck and short rib) patty, topped with fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onion and bacon. Be sure to treat Dad to a salted caramel gelato shake too!

Sci Fi Dine In Falafel Burger

Vegetarian Falafel Burger, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Our favorite meat-free burger, this crispy chickpea falafel patty is topped with arugula, tomato, Tzatziki sauce and red pepper aïoli on a brioche bun.Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger, The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Available during lunch, this wagyu beef patty is topped with Gruyere cheese, pastrami, heirloom tomato, avocado, fried egg and cognac-mustard aïoli on toasted brioche, served with hand-cut steak fries.ABC Commissary Southwest BurgerSouthwest Burger, ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A premium patty topped with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheddar jalapeno poppers, served with steak fries.Island-style Beef Burger, Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Say aloha to this pressed beef burger topped with char siu pork belly, soft-poached egg, mustard greens, spicy mayonnaise and pickled onions served on a pineapple brioche bun.Geyser Point Bison BurgerBison Cheeseburger, Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Topped with Tillamook cheddar, sweet onion straws, lettuce, tomato and Marion berry barbecue sauce, this burger is best paired with gorgeous views of Bay Lake, which can be enjoyed from the patio of Geyser Point Bar & Grill.Wagyu Beef Burger ‘Oscar,’ Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot
Part of the prix-fixe lunch menu, this burger is topped with Maine lobster, Blue Crab and Bernaise and is served with truffle fries, choice of appetizer (famous Cheddar Cheese Soup anyone?) and dessert.Smokehouse Burger, ESPN Club at Disney’s BoardWalk
Who doesn’t love eating a burger while cheering on your favorite sports team? This burger features a grilled angus beef patty is topped with smoked Tillamook cheddar, chipotle aïoli, onion straws and smoked bacon, served on an onion bun. Be sure to ask your server about the weekly special, too!Patty Melt, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
A 7-ounce pressed angus beef patty, served on Rye bread with Swiss cheese and grilled onions, complimented with a creamy garlic-peppercorn ranch. Bonus points if you treat Dad to his favorite sundae after dinner.Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This 7-ounce artisanal burger patty is topped with lobster-parmesan thermidor sauce on a seared brioche bun and is served with Café’s signature seasoned French fries.What’s your favorite Walt Disney World Resort burger? Let us know in the comments below!